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By Karin Remesch | March 21, 1999
Mission: To present Homewood as an example of a Federal country house reflecting the architecture, ideals and culture of a new nation and to interpret the early 19th-century lifestyle of a prominent Maryland family. Homewood was constructed 1801-1806. The classically inspired five-part house is believed to have been designed by the owner, Charles Carroll Jr., the only son of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. In 1902, the property became the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University, and the house, as a graduate dormitory, was home to a young Robert Merrick.
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April 9, 2013
Needlework expert Kathleen Franetovich will be at Hays House Museum in Bel Air from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14 to talk about schoolgirl samplers, decorative needlework created by young girls in Early America. For more than 120 years in Maryland, from the mid-18th to the mid-19th centuries, needlework was considered an indispensable subject in a young girl's education. Girls as young as 6 labored over their samplers as a means of teaching them the rudiments of reading and writing.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | December 23, 1999
Jane E. Katz, the retired Evergreen House museum's assistant director, died Tuesday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was four days short of her 69th birthday.For 30 years, she administered the museum's rare book and paintings collection, rooms of antiques, grounds and private theater of the John Hopkins University-owned 26-acre estate. The complex sits between Notre Dame and Loyola colleges in North Baltimore."Without question, she was the linchpin who brought it and held it together at Evergreen," said Dennis O'Shea, the Hopkins official who oversees the 48-room mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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June 15, 2012
SYKESVILLE — The Sykesville Gate House Museum of History is hosting a free summer family series on select Sunday afternoons on the museum grounds, 7283 Cooper Drive, Sykesville. The free hour-long programs held began last weekend, and the next will be held July 8, 2-3 p.m., wit the title, "A Confederate Soldier's Story. Visitors will hear about the Civil War from ""Sergeant Smith," a reenactor portraying a soldier with the Confederate Army. The presentation will offer an interactive discussion on uniform, weapons and what it was like serving in General Robert E. Lee's army.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1998
Residents of Union Square in Southwest Baltimore heard plans last night to use the neighborhood's H. L. Mencken House as a museum or a writers center.At a forum organized by the Union Square Association, Margaret R. Burke, a Ruxton consultant, said the city-owned house could be used as a museum or a center for writers workshops and a place for school-age children to learn to read."The house is not a house about furnishings. It's a house about ideas," Burke, who was hired by the association, told about two dozen people at the Pratt Center for Maryland Neighborhoods, a city-owned building at Hollins and Calhoun streets.
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By Nina Sears and Nina Sears,Sun Reporter | April 18, 2007
Across the West River, from the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, amid the quiet splash of water against rocks, one can faintly see the Bay Bridge. At one time, visitors could enjoy this view from only the benches on a grassy area behind the 19th-century house. Now visitors to the museum can sit on a bench of its new pier and read nine new information panels, which are part of the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's plan to provide another link between the community, the environment and history.
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By Matthew Kasper and Matthew Kasper,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 26, 2004
Last year, there were no losers in the gingerbread house competition at the Hays House Museum on Kenmore Avenue in Bel Air. Of course, there was also only one winner, recounted Hays House director Millicent Jordan, because there was only one entry in the event sponsored by the Historical Society of Harford County. "We don't really want to publicize that," Jordan said. The contest was pushed back a week this year so it wouldn't conflict with the Bel Air Armory's gingerbread contest, and more than 40 Bel Air high school students participated.
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November 30, 2003
Hays House to present Colonial Christmas concert The Hays House Museum will present a Colonial Christmas concert and tea at 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 303 N. Main St., Bel Air. The concert will be performed by Musica Antiqua. Musicians will play 18th- and 19th-century instruments. Tickets are $15. To order, send name, address and check made payable to the Historical Society of Harford County Inc. to 143 N. Main St., Bel Air, Maryland 21014. Information: 410-838-7691.
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May 10, 1999
The Captain Salem Avery House Museum at 1418 E. West Shady Side Road will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through September, in addition to its Sunday hours.In expectation of increased visitors, the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, which operates the museum, has mounted an exhibit on the early history of the area. Panels have been placed around the exhibit room depicting the evolution of the log canoe, the arrival of watermen, boat building in Shady Side, conflicts on the Chesapeake Bay, and a winter day in the swamp.
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By Grant Huang | January 29, 2004
Treat your sweetie to a romantic stroll along the flower-lined lanes at Longwood Gardens' Conservatory in Kennett Square, Pa., during their "Sweetheart Days" Monday to Feb. 6 and Feb. 9 to Feb. 13. On "Sweetheart Days," visitors will receive a free guest ticket with every admission ticket they purchase. Folks can enjoy Longwood's heated indoor gardens and greenhouses as well as miles of outdoor trails. Guests can see the sights and smell the scents of spring in the three-acre conservatory, full of gorgeous freesias and tulips in bloom, while tropical plants and waterfalls highlight the Cascade Garden.
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April 10, 2012
Visit the Hays House Museum in Bel Air Sunday at 1 p.m. and explore the health issues and illnesses that plagued 18th century women and children. Visitors will see a display of historic medical equipment and find out about herbal medicines, midwifery practices and Quaker contributions to medicine, surgery and dentistry. Your guide to the fascinating art and mystery of medical practices and theories of the time is Nancy Webster, a Past Masters history interpreter who has studied 18th century domestic life and Quaker material culture for more than 40 years.
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February 14, 2012
Visit the Hays House Museum on Sunday, March 11, at 1 p.m. for a rare opportunity to closely examine the timeless furniture at home in Bel Air's oldest house. The inaugural event of the Preserving our Past series at the Hays House features local furniture restoration expert Arthur Benser, who will engage visitors in a discussion about the historic construction and provenance of the major pieces in each room. The presentation also includes ways to determine the age of a piece of furniture through design and types of construction.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2010
Baltimore County officials broke ground Monday on the $7.4 million Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, which will stand at the gateway to the historic Turners Station neighborhood and offer residents an auditorium, gym, full-service county library and community museum. "This is a true multipurpose building, not something cobbled together," said Dunbar Brooks, a 30-year resident of the neighborhood in eastern Baltimore County. "It will serve the needs of the entire community. " County officials said construction of the 28,000-square-foot building will begin Nov. 1. The center promises space for civic and church groups, as well as area youths and seniors.
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By David Zenlea and David Zenlea,Sun reporter | April 28, 2008
Most visitors to the 19th-century Capt. Salem Avery House Museum come to learn about southern Anne Arundel County's maritime history. But for Paul Foer, the significance of the old waterman's home lies in a dilapidated swing set and the faint outline of a filled-in swimming pool. Those two relatively modern additions are remnants of the summer community that Foer, his parents and several other Jewish families built during the previous century at the Avery house. To them, the house was simply "Our Place."
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun architecture critic | August 27, 2007
When is a house not a house? When it becomes a museum. That's what happened this summer to two historic structures that the Johns Hopkins University owns and operates as public attractions in North Baltimore, the Homewood mansion at 3400 N. Charles St. and Evergreen House at 4545 N. Charles St. No longer are Homewood and Evergreen called the Historic Houses of Johns Hopkins; they're now part of a new campus organization called the Johns Hopkins University...
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August 24, 2007
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a $101,000 grant to the Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum to help create a program to expand family and youth programs and boost the museum's presence in the community. The grant requires that the museum raise an equal amount of money. "This grant comes at a critical time for the museum as it allows us to expand our offerings for those in the Baltimore metropolitan region while also strengthening our relationship with the communities in proximity to our facility," Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, executive director of museum, said in a statement.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 14, 1998
HERBS AND HISTORY come together at the Friendly Thyme Herb Club's annual Herb Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the rose garden of the Flag House Museum, 844 E. Pratt St. in Baltimore.The club moved the event to the Flag House this year because the previous location, the 1840 House, is part of the Baltimore City Life Museums, which have closed."Herb Day provides an excellent opportunity to further the club's purpose, which is to gain and share knowledge of herbs," said Sue Latini, who will cook dishes over the open fireplace in the museum from her cookbook, "Hearth Cooking: Early American Recipes."
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff | October 25, 1998
Got the time? If not, there are plenty of places to get it, and in good old-fashioned analog style. No high-tech digitals here; these timely treasures let you know all the hours it isn't, as well as the one it is. And they do it with style.EVENTS:* Homewood House Museum will be the setting for a daylong symposium on the development of the American country house as an expression of style, taste and wealth. The event features Damie Stillman, professor of art history at the University of Delaware, and Milo M. Naeve, curator of American arts at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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By Nina Sears and Nina Sears,Sun Reporter | April 18, 2007
Across the West River, from the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, amid the quiet splash of water against rocks, one can faintly see the Bay Bridge. At one time, visitors could enjoy this view from only the benches on a grassy area behind the 19th-century house. Now visitors to the museum can sit on a bench of its new pier and read nine new information panels, which are part of the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's plan to provide another link between the community, the environment and history.
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October 5, 2006
Free Fall Baltimore runs through next month. Many arts venues in the city are offering free events, workshops, performances and admission, and the Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art are free indefinitely. Many events require registration, reservations or passes obtained in advance. Below are highlights of the next two months' events. For a full schedule and details, go to freefallbaltimore.com. Art American Visionary Art Museum -- 800 Key Highway / No reservations required Oct. 29: Free admission, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; performances by Poetry for the People, the Baltimore Station and WombWork Productions, noon-5 p.m. Art on Purpose -- Current Gallery, 30 S. Calvert St. / Reserve passes at 410-769-5701 or events@artonpurpose.
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